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THE DRIVE

July 2020

Welcome to the 7th Edition of THE DRIVE Newsletter!

We would like to welcome all new employees that recently joined the VTC Family. We’re so happy to have you here!

Umar Abdul-Ali – Auto Hauler, Southern Region
Francis Acosta – Auto Hauler, Southern Region
Thomas Datzler – Auto Hauler, Mid-West Region
Mardagus Henderson – Auto Hauler, Southern Region
John Hicks – Auto Hauler, Southern Region
Bronwyn Hurwitz – Quality Assistant
Darrell Lang – Auto Hauler, Southern Region
Gerald Madison – Auto Hauler, Northern Region
Daniel Nelson – Auto Hauler, Mid-Atlantic Region
Juan Rosado – Auto Hauler, Southern Region
Bruce Waterman – Auto Hauler, Southern Region

 

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

Davion Harden – 1 year
Reginald Morrissette – 1 year
Corey Pickett – 1 year
Kathleen Piper – 1 year
Kristopher Rioles – 1 year
Michael Wargo – 1 year
Joshua Williams – 1 year
Samuel Hedgepeth – 5 years
Gary Monroy – 5 years
Martha Najera – 5 years
Arthur Tyler – 5 years
David Milczewski – 10 years

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Jhon Garcia – 07/01
Corey Mcdonald – 07/02
Alain Gonzalez – 07/03
Burton Rementer – 07/04
Reginald Morrissette – 07/07
Rafael Carattini – 07/08
Crystal Clayton – 07/08
Nicole Colasante – 07/08
Rodney Day – 07/08
Amanda Lariviere – 07/08
Ainsley English – 07/09
Eduardo Decarvalho – 07/09
Deon Simpson – 07/10
Jose Rodriquez-Rivera – 07/11
Rebecca Carlson – 07/12
Harry Bardon – 07/13
Charles Legette – 07/13
James Mccoy – 07/13
Justin Anctil – 07/15
Charles Browning – 07/15
Krzysztof Krajewski – 07/15
John Murchison – 07/15
Gabriel Vera – 07/15
Emilio Morales – 07/17
Kern Baptiste – 07/18
Irwin Amoah – 07/19
Joshua Williams – 07/19
Scott Schudlich – 07/20
Warren Williams – 07/20
Wendy Ferguson – 07/20
Clarence Denson – 07/21
Samuel Holmes – 07/21
Leonard Foster – 07/22
Michael Renfroe – 07/22
Ronald Brass – 07/23
Andreas Luce – 07/23
Britton Iaco – 07/24
Todd Newhall – 07/25
James Dias – 07/26
Shanna Horton – 07/26
Theodore Avery – 07/28
Steven Bounds – 07/30
Linda DiCarlo – 07/30
Richard Lamphere – 07/30
Gary Rivenburg – 07/30
Carlos Valencia – 07/30
James Grimes – 07/31

SAFETY UPDATES

 

While we just experienced one CVSA blitz, there’s another one on the way. This year, the CVSA’s Brake Safety Week blitz is scheduled to take place throughout North America on August 23 — 29.

FMCSA SCORES – JUNE

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Unsafe Driving

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Crash Indicator

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Hours of Service

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Driver Fitness

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Vehicle Maintenance

HOW ARE WE STACKING UP IN 2020?

CLEAN ROADSIDE INSPECTIONS

Congratulations to the following Auto Haulers for receiving clean roadside inspections in the month of May:

Marcus Batiste
John Dicker
Juan Espinoza
William Fitzpatrick
David Lewis
Nigel Walker

Raymond Wright

A-LIST AUTO HAULERS

A-List Auto Haulers must be employed for the full 6 month period with no violations, no crashes, and have no CSA score.

MID-WEST REGION

Steven Alcott
Francisco Barragan
Daniel Beltz
Demetress Bradley
Slawomir Domagala
Gary Earnheart
Jerry Evans
Benjamin Fick
Andrew Gringhuis
Matthew Johns
Michael B Johnson
Paul Kerr
Jaroslaw Kusmierz
Nelson Leite
David Lewis
Mark Mackenzie
Adam Mayo
Thomas McCorkell
Scott McElhenie
Claudio Miguel
Rick Roberge
Joseph Roberts
Richard Roberts
Travis Robins
Sean Slattery
Adam Vogel
Nigel Walker
Scott Weaver
Steven Webb
Shawn Weyer
Ryan Wilkie

NORTHERN REGION

Timothy Bailey
Daniel Chaves
Raymond Costigan
William Curtis
James Dayton
Kyle Dyer
Filipi Favarato
Felipe Ferraz
Mitchell Franzel
Wilfredo Hernandez
Krzysztof Krajewski
Carlos Leite
Gregory Little
Brian Oneill
Steve Ortiz
Ernesto Osorio-Ordonez
Tony Pereira
Alvaro Roque
Gary Salter
Dionisio Sanchez
Weberson Silva
John Steed
James Stewart
Kristopher Wesley
Rondell Winder

POV

Mark Haskell

ROADBOARD

Thomas Brackbill
James Campbell
Christopher Cooper
Ainsley English
William Hall
Wilbur Humphrey
Marvin Lilley
Ramon Lopez
Brian Meyer
John Murchison
Greston Padmore
David Rhea
Jose Rodriquez-Rivera
Mark Shepherd
James Simon
Deon Simpson
Wayne A. Smith
Raye Spivey
David Walters
Keith White
Terry Womack
Harold Zanders III

SOUTHERN REGION

Keith Barnes
Steven Bounds
Mario Davis
Alain Gonzalez
Dennis Horton
Daniel Keller
Anthony Kerr
Robert King
Michael Lumley
Richard Monis
Kim Rhinehart
Terry Richardson
Kristan Slater
Alan Stone
Bud White
Terrence Wiley

WINTER HAVEN

Rodney Clark
Walter Greer
Anthony Letsche
Thomas Pitts
Scott Schudlich
David Venson

ENCLOSED

Issac Ebrahimi
Mike Flannery
Samuel Holmes
Michael Stiverson

TALLADEGA

Antwan Battle
Lashamian Battle
Stephen Boyd
Dario Brown
Nicholas Busby
Victor Colburn
Derrick Cook
Charles Dunham
James Fenderson
James Holliday
Julius Hubbard
Anthony Huff
Christopher Hunter
Michael Johnson
Patrick Jones
Robert King Jr.
Corey McDonald
Roy Morgan
Daniel Rivers
Ryan Rogers
Horace Roundtree
John Sandlin
Benjamin Smith
Randy Smith
Shannon Teem
Bruce Tuck
Arthur Tyler
Michael Ware
Scott Wenzinger
Desmond Zeigler

MID-ATLANTIC REGION

Theodore Avery
Lydia Britton
Rafael Carattini
Shawn Cobbs
Dwayne Legree
Dennis Murray
Joshua Ruiz
Martin Shaw
Dennis Smith
Donald Thomas
Devin Wilson
Michael Wright

If you have questions about the FMCSA Scores or the A+ Drivers List, please contact the Safety Department!

THIRSTY?

Dehydration is dangerous and can cause headaches, fatigue, and other unpleasant symptoms. Not to mention that hot or humid weather can make you sweat more than usual, which requires additional hydration to make up for lost fluids. 

QUALITY UPDATES

REMINDER: Per Chrysler policy, any photos taken of Chrysler products are only to be used for damage/delivery reference only. Regardless of the nature of the vehicle, every vehicle is to be considered confidential and is not to be shared on social media or otherwise. If Chrysler discovers anyone breaking this confidentiality agreement, VTC can potentially be banned from hauling Chrysler products for one year.

 

HOW ARE WE STACKING UP?

MAINTENANCE UPDATES

All maintenance issues after hours need to be routed through the maintenance number (401-206-5104 option 1 for T/A Road Squad). Hold times have been increasing due to volume and do not hang up but wait for them to answer.

The only time you should be choosing the MCSR on call option is when you are in the middle of an active call and something is going wrong. At this time maintenance will get involved to correct the issue with the current call. But there must be a current call that is going wrong.

Please Note: Hold times with T/A Road Squad should be improving as of this week as they have made improvements with staffing and routing to improve wait times.

Also, we have an updated phone system. Now, when you call into Maintenance (401-206-5104), please listen to the list of options and select the number that matches your region.

Mid-Atlantic – Press 2

Northern – Press 3

Southern – Press 4

Mid-West – Press 5

Roadboard – Press 6

HUMAN RESOURCES / BENEFITS UPDATES

AWARDS

We have overcome many challenges over the last several months and we couldn’t have done it without the hard work and dedication of each and every one of our teammates.

As we begin the third quarter of 2020, we are asking for your help in nominating a fellow co-worker/co-workers for the Pride In Your Ride Awards and the President’s Award.

PUT YOUR PAWS TOGETHER

for

Auto Howler Stella

Stella is a 10-month-old golden retriever who is definitely smarter than your average bear and is equally as floofy as one.

Her mom, VTC Dispatcher Suzana, describes Stella as a “weirdo” on account of her love of stealing pens and napkins.

In addition to petty thievery, Stella’s hobbies also include “helping” her mom dispatch when she works from home, being the world’s best guard dog, and howling at passing trucks (because trucks are scary, ya know?!).

Also much like a bear, everything is food to Stella, but she maintains her floofy figure by enjoying her favorite snacks – carrots, blueberries, and strawberries – Yum!

RESOURCES

Benefits Questions
| 401.821.2900 x2705 |

Dealer Relations
| 401.206.5203 | 401.821.2900 x3026 |

Quality
| 401.889.2381 | 401.821.2900 x3005 |

Payroll
| 401.821.2900 x3033 |

Safety
| 401.889.2380 | 401.821.2900 x3007 |

Uniform Questions
| 401.821.2900 x2002 |

Human Resources
| 401.287.2523 | 401.821.2900 x3009 |

AUTO HAULER MENTORS
Mid-Atlantic Region
AUGUSTINOS, GREGORY (240) 357-0784 ALL STYLES
REMENTER, BURTON (302) 841-9727 4 Car Units
WARE, WILLIAM (315) 380-2625 10 Car High Rails + 9 Car Quick Loaders
ZIELEZINSKI, CHESA (443) 600-6942 4 Car Units +  9 Car Quick Loaders
Mid-West Region
BURRIDGE, MATTHEW (Canada) (289) 696-9543 10 Car High Rails + 9 Car Quick Loaders
GONCALVES, ANTHONY (973) 985-7268 9 Car Quick Loaders
KLOSNER, CHARLES (718) 578-5850 9 Car Quick Loaders
KOZLOSKI, JOSEPH (585) 339-8301 9 Car Quick Loaders
RASBERRY, JAMES (313) 421-5763 9 Car Quick Loaders
Northern Region
DESNOYERS, GREG (401) 862-8047 9 Car Quick Loaders
JOVINSKI, CRISTIANO (973) 493-6198 4 Car Units +  9 Car Quick Loaders
SANTOS, KEVIN (401) 952-6700 ALL STYLES
Road Board Operations
FITZPATRICK, WILLIAM (937) 622-2402 ALL STYLES
HODGE, JAMES (828) 447-5468 9 Car Quick Loaders
MEYER, BRIAN (609) 661-2844 9 Car Quick Loaders
SHERMAN, COREY (205) 238-9585 9 Car Quick Loaders
Southern Region
GONZALEZ, JONATHAN (423) 535-0154 9 Car Quick Loaders
GOOCH, TRAWN (904) 708-4766 10 Car High Rails + 9 Car Quick Loaders
Talladega
FENDERSON, JAMES (313) 277-0488 9 Car Quick Loaders
MIZELL, DREW (205) 542-7770 9 Car Quick Loaders
Enclosed
GREEN, KEVIN (336) 343-7304 ALL STYLES

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